Gateway Arch National Park Accepting Photos for 55th Birthday
National Park Service
As the tallest monument in America marks its 55th birthday on Wednesday, October 28, the public is invited to submit their best personal photos of the Arch for inclusion in a 55th birthday commemorative collage that will become available digitally, the National Park Service said.
Photos must include the Gateway Arch and cannot include graphic or offensive material.
Yosemite National Park Closed Due to Smoke and Hazardous Air Quality
the National Park Service
The National Park Service closed Yosemite National Park, located in California, to all visitors and vehicular access due to significant smoke impacts and hazardous air quality throughout the park. The park will continue to assess the smoke impacts, air quality index, and fire activity throughout the region. Yosemite National Park will reopen when conditions improve, NPS said.
Kings Canyon Park Closed Due to Smoke and Poor Air Quality
The National Park Service
The National Park Service closed Kings Canyon National Park, located in California, to all visitors due to significant smoke impacts and hazardous air quality throughout the park, the park service said. With air quality projected to be in the unhealthy to hazardous range over the next several days, the park anticipates the closure to be in effect at least through the weekend. Kings Canyon National Park will reopen to visitors when conditions improve, and it is safe for visitors and employees.
The National Park Service closed Sequoia National Park in response to the Castle Fire, the park service announced. Many park staff have been evacuated from the area and for visitor and resource protection, park managers have decided to close all entrances to Sequoia National Park.
Annual NPS Storytelling Event Moved Online for 2020
National Park Service
Celebrate the National Park Service’s birthday with storytellers who tell the stories of these special places and spaces.
This year’s event will be moved ONLINE to the park’s social media platforms. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we will feature past recorded storytelling events with female storytellers.